You will be staying in part of the circa 1910 farmhouse and orchard. This unique space is also used as a writer's retreat, giving you an intimate and creative mountain experience. Eco-friendly with solar cells, recycle and reuse ethos. Using eco-organic products for personal care, laundry, bathroom. Set in a beautiful historic garden, with views, birds and sunny deck. It's the perfect escape for romantic couples, families, singles. At the North end of Leura Mall, a minute's drive or 25 min walk.
The Eco-Library accommodation, has a separate kitchenette with sink, electric 2 burner hotplate and a BBQ, refrigerator, toaster, kettle, microwave and rice cooker plus glasses (wine, champagne, beer), crockery, cutlery etc. A sunny bedroom with comfy queen bed and lovely window aspect. A modern bathroom with shower, heating and large mirror. A combined living/dinning area with beautiful feature leadlight windows looking out in to a private gardens and green views beyond. There is a large wooden dining table and cosy two seater couch with footstool and throw rug so you can put your feet up after those long trecks or commutes. A private deck area with table and chairs. The kitchenette has all the necessary basics for a little comfort and cooking. A warm and cosy place with carpet, curtains and blinds for privacy and warmth. We also have electric blankets, towel warmer, an electric log fire heater plus one other, hot water bottles, throw rugs. We have solar cells and try maintain an eco-recycle/re-use ethos with healthy chemical free cleaning, laundry and personal care products. Added bonus: we don't get noise from midnight coal trains, highway trucks and tourist buses!
Please park in the driveway next to the letterbox. Guests have their own private access and key via the deck area and can come and go as they please. Enter through the double wooden gates down the path to the front door or turn right at the wooden gate and go straight to the accommodation if that is what has been pre-arranged. Leave the sensor light on and kitchenette light if you plan to return at night (switch in kitchenette).
Interaction with guests
We enjoy welcoming new guest from all over the world and are happy to have a chat about any questions you may have about exploring the many walks, cafes or history of the area. You have as much privacy as you want and we leave it up to you to contact us via text or come to the front door. If we are not at the house we are just a phone call away.
Other things to note
Autumn, Winter and early Spring in the Mountains can be chilly, so be sure to pack your winter woolies, beanie, scarf, gloves and slippers. We hope you enjoy it! Watermark House is the original farm house in this area and dates back to circa 1910. It has headlight windows throughout, that originally came from the famous Carrington Hotel in Katoomba. The house has a beautiful woodland garden with daffodils, blue bells, camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons and many other varieties of plants that can be enjoyed at your leisure. There is also abundant bird life from Black Cockatoos to King Parrots and Satin Bower-Birds.
Strickly no smoking inside or outside the house or anywhere on the premises. We run a healthy and well maintained bnb and like guests to feel the same way. Sorry, but we are not set up for pets. As a safety precaution, just a reminder to turn off all lights (except sensor light if out at night), electrical switches and heaters, when you leave the house. It does get cold in the mountains so to keep the heat in, close all windows, blinds and curtains at night and also keep the bathroom door closed as the open fan in the ceiling will suck out all the hot air. There is a fan heater in the bathroom to be used when you have a shower etc but not to be left on. Also, if you have muddy trekking shoes, please leave them in the kitchenette area. Feel free to wander amongst the garden area and use the garden seat. We also have some play equipment in the back area that is just for kids under 10yrs or less than 30kg. Use at own risk but you must supervise kids at all times as their is no soft landing just normal ground. You can also park in the driveway near the gate. Thank you for respecting our rules and hope to see you soon!
I am a writer and love travelling and meeting people in this beautiful part of the world amongst birds and nature. I love the tranquillity of the Blue Mountains. My partner Belle and I enjoy the running the bnb (per Fatuxa Pty Ltd ABN).